Military


War Memorial

War Memorial

“True love, by life no less than death, is tried. Live thou for England—we for England died”. This article is an approximate copy of a booklet produced to remember those villagers who are remembered on the memorial at St Mary's churchyard. The booklet is for sale inside the church or contact me for information..

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Additional WW1 Fatalities

Additional WW1 Fatalities

Whilst researching the men named on the village War Memorial I identified a few more men with Norton connections who were killed during the First World War but who are not remembered on the Memorial.

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First World War Service

First World War Service

This is a record of those men with Norton associations who served in, and survived, the First World War. Photo is of Pip, Squeak and Wilfred - the three general service medals awarded to most First World War soldiers.

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Boer War

Boer War

This is a record of Norton men who served in the army during the Boer War. Photo is Boer War Memorial at Gloucester Cathedral.

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They also served ...

They also served ...

This is a record of everyone I have been able to identify with Norton associations who had service in the military prior to the Boer War.

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WW2 - The Home Front

Just 20 years after the First World War ended the country was plunged into war again. This time the impact was to be different with ‘total war’ reaching this country and impacting upon the daily lives of people in a way that did not happen in 1914-18. This is a series of articles touching upon the effects of the war in Norton. Once again I am grateful to the late Canon Evans-Prosser who set down many of his memories in writing and I will be quoting from his work at length.

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WW2 - HMS Jaguar

WW2 - HMS Jaguar

Norton's adoption of 'HMS Jaguar' during Warship Week of November 1941

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